Okay, you can offically call me "octobait," because I never saw the critter in the background, and so, I'm toast (albeit a little soggy).
Excellent rendering, Michelle! I love the way that you have positioned the central figure to draw the viewers attention to her, and it is only as the eyes wander over into the background do we see the lurker in the deep.
You level of detail and attention to lighting is always refreshing. Keep up the fine work!
It's so funny to me how many people miss the ...thing... Since I painted it, and kept doing the push-pull thing with how much he stood out, he's just so obvious to me. I guess I must have done a decent job of burying him though, since that's the effect I originally wanted.
it really works, mostly because she sort of projects herself out so your eyes look to her and the abckground kind of blends inton one dark shadow to illuminate her. Add to this her tentacles draw you into her rather than take you out due to the composition it works very well
I've stumbled across this picture throughout DA but for some odd reason never actually clicked on it, no matter how intriguing I found it with it's color scheme and that awesome subject. o.O All the more I'm glad to have finally stumbled across the artist who created this amazing work. It's very inspiring.
EEEEE! This was done with the "sample" Painter that I got with my scanner mostly with the airbrush tool. I just loaded up the full version. Ooooooooooohhhhh! MUUUUUCH better! Expect lots more Painter Stuff! I may never use the airbrush tool again!